BEST OF THE BEST: Dine with Today’s Top Artists

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BEST OF THE BEST: Dine with Today’s Top Artists

Join Exclusive Collections Galleries for a Special Dinner Gala at The Marine Room SAN DIEGO (March 14, 2012) – Exclusive Collections Galleries (EC Galleries) artists Asencio, Michael Flohr, and Christopher M.: three dynamic and inspiring talents who have brought their careers from humble origins to being named Today’s Top Artists by Art Business News, will be the guests of honor for an elegant dining experience at the Marine Room in La Jolla, CA. Named the Best of the Best, this one-night-only gala unites the celebrated accomplishments of the Marine Room’s lauded chefs, Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver (authors of Flying Pans - Two Chefs One World). Together they have built a custom menu for EC Galleries’ art collectors as an homage to the arts and the finest artists of our time, complete with wine pairings that accent and enhance each extravagant course. Throughout the dining space, famous for its breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Today’s Top Artists will showcase their newest original oil paintings hand-selected for Marine Room guests. In addition to paintings by Asencio, Michael Flohr, and Christopher M., Exclusive Collections Galleries is honored to reveal a newly available collection of original Royo paintings. BestOfBest_Apr2012

Event Information for “Best of the Best”

When: Thursday, April 19th 6:00pm Champagne Reception 7:00pm Dinner Where: The Marine Room 2000 Spindrift Drive La Jolla, CA 92037 Ticket Price: $200 per person Contact: Purchase tickets with your art consultant (800) 599-7111 (EC Seaport Village) | (800) 204-0062 (EC Historic Gaslamp) | (702) 432-1154 (EC Forum Shops)

**Special Gift**

Reserve seating for two and receive a commemorative fine art limited edition showcasing Marine Room's Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver by the "Painter of Chefs" Christopher M.


Reception Plum Spiced Tuna Tartare – Miso Sesame Cone 3 Mushroom Torte – La Quercia Prosciutto, Carob Vincotto Sweet Corn Saffron Nectar – Yuzu Foam , Fennel Pollen 09 Marotti Campi, Brut Rosé, Morro d’ Alba, Marche, Italy Dinner Lemon Verbena Kurobuta Pork Lomo Green Apple Pâte de Fruit, Pickled Beet, Mâche, Mustard Oil Vella Dry Jack, Minus 8 Reduction 09 Riesling, Weingut Binz, Kabinett, Trocken, Nackenheimer, Rheinhessen Study on Raw Diver Scallop, Vanilla Lobster, Halibut Sashimi Watercress, Uni Vinaigrette 08 Chardonnay, Patrick Piuze, Terroir de Chichée, Burgundy, France Sonrise Farm Filet Mignon Hibiscus Dukkah, Charred Eggplant, Okinawa Purple Potato Port Mountain Berry Gastrique 07 Shiraz, Taltarni, Pyrenees, Victoria, Australia Study On Flavor Maltese Orange Pot De Crème Cactus Pear Espelette Sorbet Pomegranate Rose Petal Tart Rumeni Muškat, Kuplgen, Ljutomersko Ormoški, Slovenia ABOUT EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIONS FINE ART GALLERIES (EC GALLERIES) EC Galleries are set apart as ‘America’s Finest Galleries’ composed of a thoughtful and experienced team who provide intelligent guidance to novice and experienced art collectors alike on the joys of collecting art. The company provides three retail galleries to view, learn about, and be inspired by works of fine art. EC Galleries are located in San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp District, Seaport Village, and The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas. For more information on the artists, events, or galleries, please visit ABOUT THE MARINE ROOM Voted “Most Romantic Restaurant”, “Best Chef” and recipient of OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice Award, The Marine Room and its famed Executive Chef Bernard Guillas offer diners global cuisine rooted in French classics. Its spectacular views, exemplary service and outstanding wine list have made it San Diego’s premier dining destination for more than 70 years. The Marine Room is owned and operated by La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. and is located at 2000 Spindrift Drive in La Jolla. Visit for more information.